WICHITA - There aren't a whole lot of statement games on Wichita State's schedule this season.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Trevor Cooney scored a career-high 33 points, matching a school record with nine 3-pointers, and top-ranked Syracuse beat Notre Dame 61-55 on Monday night in another matchup of former Big East foes.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' swim team competed at the Northwest Invitational on Saturday in Wichita.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School wrestling team won the Cardinal Classic Wrestling Tournament on Friday night, capping off a January that saw four first-place finishes.
NEW YORK - Less than 12 hours after winning the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll already was talking about getting started on next season.
NEW YORK - Three words raced through Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith's mind as he streaked toward the end zone in the Super Bowl, returning his interception of a pass by Peyton Manning: "Don't get caught."
NEW YORK - The seeds of Denver's stunning Super Bowl self-destruction were planted during Wednesday's practice when coach John Fox decided to turn down the speakers that simulate crowd noise because "it's not an away game."
LARNED - Albert George ( A.G.) Crane, 82, passed away Feb. 2, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 8, 1931, in Larned, he was the son of Edgar H. and Agnes Stockwell Crane. On May 27, 1949, he married Gloria Umberger in Syracuse. She survives. A lifetime area resident of Larned, he was a farmer.
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HAYS - Partiers are invited to wear Mardi Gras costumes and come get their faces painted when St. Catherine Church in Hays celebrates its 11th annual German Mardi Gras is on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Unrein Building at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. There will be a social at 5 p.m., dinner and 6 and dance from 7-11 p.m., with music provided by the Wes Windholz Polka Band.
Great Bend Public Library will show "Fast & Furious 6" for Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10.
The new training that Justin Chapman recently received allows him to zero in on the fine points of maintaining Canon copiers as he serves Office Products Inc. customers. Chapman has successfully completed the two-week course in Canon Applied Technologies at Dallas.
Alleda M. Hickel, 38, of Claflin was injured in a two vehicle wreck on Saturday just north of Moundridge, during inclement weather conditions.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.